**MEDIA ALERT: THE YOUNG FRIENDS OF THE WILKINSON CENTER TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL WHITE
PARTY BENEFIT AT SAINT ANN RESTAURANT & BAR**

WHAT: The Young Friends of the Wilkinson Center will host its third annual White Party Benefit at
Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar. 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Wilkinson Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of Dallas families by providing pathways to self-sufficiency with dignity and respect. Sponsorship and involvement opportunities are available by emailing Vodi Cook at vodi_cook@wilkinsoncenter.org.

WHEN: 9pm – 2 a.m., Saturday, May 31
(ENTERTAINMENT DETAILS ARE IN THE WORKS)

WHERE: Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar, 2501 N. Harwood, Dallas, 75201.
WHO: Wilkinson Center opened in 1982 as a neighborhood food pantry, operating out of the basement
of Munger Place United Methodist Church. Thirty years later, Wilkinson Center addresses our clients’
most significant issues: basic human necessities (food, clothing, shelter), education and employment.
Families are given the opportunity to escape poverty and become self-sufficient through multigenerational
educational opportunities. Combined with case management and emergency support
services, families learn new skills and set goals to become self-sufficient. Partnerships with other
organizations assist families in learning skills to break the cycle of generational poverty. Case Managers
utilize a holistic plan of poverty intervention focusing on education for both children and adults,
ensuring the family success in their plan to self-sufficiency.
WHY: To support one of Dallas’ leading organizations that has served the community for over 30 years.
Wilkinson Center is a leading poverty rescue and prevention agency for the working poor, serving over
14,000 people annually, mainly in east and southeast Dallas. Wilkinson Center offers hope, inspiration,
and the basic necessities and tools to empower its clients to become self-sufficient and improve their
lives.
MORE: Contact Vodi Cook at (972) 284-0305 or vodi_cook@wilkinsoncenter.org for media requests.
WEBSITE: WWW.WHITEPARTY.INFO